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FATCA Registration System Updates

The following summarizes the changes to the FATCA Registration System since its launch.  The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) User Guide has been updated to include these changes:

November 2015

New Registration Questions
Two new registration questions:

    • Question 3B – Country Tax ID - See Section 6.1 for more information
    • Questions 13A and 13B – Common Parent Entity Information - See Section 3.2.3 for more information

Questions are renumbered beginning at Question 13

Edit Registration by Part

    • FIs in various statuses can edit their registration from the beginning of Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 of the online registration, without having to page through the entire registration to make an update using the “Registration – Edit” links.
    • “My Information” links (ex: My Information (Part 1) – Review) have been replaced by the “Registration - Edit” links. To view registration information, use the Print Registration PDF link on the home page.

“Country” to “Country/Jurisdiction”
In the FATCA Online Registration System, references to “Country” changed to “Country/Jurisdiction.”

Delete Registration Warnings
A warning will display if the answer to Question 6 or Question 7 is changed from Yes to No. This helps to prevent unintentionally deleting registration information.

Change FI Type or Transfer into an Expanded Affiliated Group (EAG)
Certain FIs can change their FI type or transfer to an EAG.

Add and Manage Sponsored Entities and Sponsored Subsidiary Branches
Sponsoring entities can add, edit, delete, sponsored entities and sponsored subsidiary branches. Multiple sponsored entities and sponsored subsidiary branches can be added at once using a file upload.

Updates to GIIN Composition Document
Includes sponsored entity and sponsored subsidiary branch information.

Updates to Help Content
Existing help content and new help content can be found in this user guide and on the FATCA Online Registration system.

Accessibility Information for the FATCA Online Registration System
The Accessibility Guide provides users a link to information and resources on assistive technology available for FATCA Online Registration System.

October 2014

Updates to FI Legal Name Fields (Questions 2, 12, 13 and 15 of the Registration)

    • Expanded length of FI legal name fields from 40 characters to 150 characters.
    • Addition of allowed special characters: FI legal name field can now accept brackets [], curly brackets {} and parentheses ().

Printing Registration Form

    • FIs can print or download a PDF file of their full registration information from their homepage if the account status is one of the following: Registration Submitted, Approved or Limited Conditional.

Point of Contact (POC) Information downloadable files

    • Point of Contact (POC) information from question 11B, can be downloaded in PDF or CSV format from the Registration once information is entered. This file will also contain the Responsible Officer Information entered in question 10.

    • A link to download the POC information is available on the homepage as long as information is entered in question 11b.

PAI Contract information downloadable files

    • PAI Contract Information from question 15 can be downloaded in PDF or CSV format from the registration once information is entered.

    • A link to download the PAI contract information is available on the homepage as long as information is entered in question 15.

Branch Table downloadable files

    • Formatting added to branch PDF file, including header information about the FI.

    • Branch tables can now be downloaded in CSV format.

Member Table downloadable files

    • Formatting added to member PDF files, including header information about the FI.

    • Member tables can now be downloaded in CSV format.

FATCA Registration Login

    • FATCA IDs are no longer case sensitive when logging in. FIs can enter their FATCA ID In either upper case or lower case letters.

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Nov-2016